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Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale (RCMAS)

The 37-item RCMAS, also known as the "What I Think and Feel" scale, measures persistent symptomatology of trait anxiety based on three subscales: Physiological, Worry/Oversensitivity, and Fear/Concentration. It is not strictly a measure of anxiety as it contains items that have to do with attentional, impulsivity, and peer interaction problems. The RCMAS is equipped with a Lie scale to identify careless responses or bias toward social desirability. The format of response to each item is yes/no signifying whether or not the informant agrees or disagrees with each statement. A total score is calculated by summing the number of yes responses excluding items in the Lie scale. Scores range from 0-28 with higher scores implying more symptoms of anxiety.

anxiety, children, rating scale
John Seeley
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Citation and Copyright

Reynolds, CR, Richmond BO (1985), Factor structure and construct validity of "What I Think and Feel: The Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale." J. Pers. Assess. 43:281-283

Reynolds CR, Richmond BO (1985), Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale: Manual. Los Angeles: Western Psychological Services
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Instrument

Assessment Modality

Respondent

children and adolescents

Instrument Details

Ages 6-19
10 minutes
37

Publications & Presentations

Manual

Reynolds CR, Richmond BO (1985), Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale: Manual. Los Angeles: Western Psychological Services

Psychometric Properties

Psychometrics for Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale (RCMAS) - John Seeley
Psychometrics for Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale (RCMAS) - John Seeley